Sunday, October 28, 2012
Dried Carrot Chips make a healthy, raw and tasty snack food
Thinner carrot slices can be made with the slicing side of an inexpensive kitchen grater or a fancy mandolin slicer. The kitchen grater enabled me to quickly produce lots of small, thin carrot slices. The mandolin enabled me to make longer, wider carrot slices by cutting down the length of the carrot.
After dehydration these thin carrot slices had a nice crunchy texture and a good carrot taste.
Carrot chips made in this way are good for raw vegan and paleo diet followers who want raw or minimally processed foods, but shelf life in storage for these carrot chips will be limited. The thin carrot slices should be blanched (brief heating) before drying if desired to produce carrot chips that can be stored for a longer time. Carrots are available all year round in my local grocery stores, so I will just make more carrot chips whenever my supply runs out and will never need to store the chips very long.
• Food & Drink for Indoor Snacks and Outdoor Activities - BRT Insights.
• Hot and Sour Zucchini Chips - Raw Dehydrated and Tasty - BRT Insights.
Tags: carrot chips, healthy snack foods, tv snacks, food dehydrator, veggie chips, vegetarian chips, homemade snacks, snack food recipe .
Tags: carrot chips, hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, raw vegan, dried vegetables, vegetable chips, low salt snacks, low fat snacks, diet snacks, low calorie snacks, wheat-free, gluten-free.
So far I've been using my food dehydrator mostly to make crunchy munchie snack foods to eat instead of greasy, salty, store-bought junk.
I am also interested to explore dehydrating meals that that are lighter to carry and can be stored without refrigeration for use on camping trips.